United States Census Veterans Schedules
Veterans schedules are available on microfilm at the National Archives and the Family History Library and online.
1840 - Census of Pensioners, alphabetical by state
1890 - surviving schedules include Washington D.C., part of Kentucky through the rest of the alphabet, Indian territories, and U.S. ships and navy yards.
1840 - A listing was made of Revolutionary War pensioners on the back side of the 1840 population schedules.
1890 - Schedules were made of Union Civil War veterans or their widows.
- Confederate veterans were mistakenly listed as well.
1840 Information includes:
Age of the veteran
Place where he was living
Name of the head of the household.
Other federal military service pensioners in households.
1890 Information includes:
Rank, company, name of regiment or vessel
Date of enlistment, date of discharge, length of service
Post office address
Veteran's schedules can be used to:
Verify military service
Identify the specific military unit in which a person served
Trace Civil War veterans to their places of origin
1840 Federal Census
- A General Index to A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Service, 1840. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing, 1965. (FHL book 973 X2pc 1965 index; fiche 6046771; film 899835.)
The census of pensioners is published in:
- A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: With their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshalls of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census. (FHL book 973 X2pc 1840; film 2321.)
1890 Veterans Schedules
1890 schedules have been indexed for every state for which schedules exist.
- Nelson, Ken 1890 U.S. Census : Index to Surviving Population Schedules and Register of Film Numbers to the Special Census of Union Veterans, Salt Lake City, Utah : Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Family History Library, c1984, c1991 HL: US/CAN Book 973 X2na .
Ancestry has images and every name indexes of this schedule as part of its 1890 Census Substitute.
1840 Census of Pensioners: http://www.usgennet.org/usa/topic/colonial/census/1840/
- Dollarhide, William. The Census Book: A Genealogist's Guide to Federal Census Facts, Schedules and Indexes. (Bountiful, Utah: Heritage Quest, 1999.) FHL Book 973.X27d.
- Szucs, Loretto Dennis and Wright, Matthew. Finding Answers in U.S. Census Records. (Orem, Utah: 2001 Ancestry) FHL Book 973 X27s.